“I thought it was fake news,” Miller said, per Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. “I mean I didn’t think — it’s serious like that? It can’t be that serious. T.J.’s been a great player for us, but it’s the National Football League. You always get blindsided by stuff.
“T.J.’s been great for us so I don’t see any reason to [trade],” the former Super Bowl MVP continued. “Mr. Elway and the guys upstairs, they push this organization in a great direction and I’m going to go continue to make championship moves for us. I don’t really — it has to be fake news; I really can’t believe in that too much.”
Ward, who is entering the final year of his contract, has been with the Broncos since 2014 and has been a crucial component of their elite defense that led the team to a Super Bowl 50 win and remains perhaps the top defensive unit in the NFL. But Denver heads into the 2017 season with stronger secondary depth, which could render the 30-year-old Ward expendable.